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Old Mar 17, 2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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I thought these pictures had a real chilly or cool feeling to them.









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Old Mar 17, 2004, 7:47 PM   #2
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i like the 3rd shot.....nice shots......btw, what was ur settings for taking these?
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Old Mar 18, 2004, 1:35 AM   #3
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Those are awesome Yacob! I tried catching waterdrops the other day but no result. What light did you use, and, of course, which camera setting.
How did you focus? How did you this and that?
I would appreciate your story on this. Thanks!
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Old Mar 18, 2004, 9:50 PM   #4
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Thanks everyone
As far as settings: Film ISO 100, Aperature F6.7, Shutter 1/750, and flash fill.
The term is Stop Action, for this kind of photography. I really don't know a great deal about it, but I do know that to stop the action of something moving you need a good deal of light and very importantly you need a high speed shutter. I believe at least 1/500. But I am sure there are quite a few guys here that can tell you much more about the subject.

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Old Mar 18, 2004, 10:06 PM   #5
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You might say that some of us 'know' more about a subject, but that doesnt mean our results are any better than yours. I tried the water drops thing yesterday, and all I got was water everywhere and a dead camera battery.
By the way, the shutter speed needed to freeze motion is directly relative to how fast the thing you are shooting is moving. So, you can ve all scientific, or just see what works!
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Old Mar 19, 2004, 8:37 AM   #6
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yeah...to get these pictures I usually take at least three times as many bad as good before I get one or figure it out!
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Or you can use a low shutter speed and let a fast flash burst take the shot. Either way, nice shooting and I just love the balance of the last shot.

All the best Jake, very nicely done.

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Old Mar 20, 2004, 10:44 AM   #8
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Thanks nzmacro! When you used a slow shutter speed did you use reduced lighting with the flash?

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Old Mar 20, 2004, 2:31 PM   #9
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I attack it slightly different Yacob. I use 3 flash units, the camera is set to 1/30th sec at F/11 and the flash units are set to 1/64,000th sec fired with slaves from the inbuilt flash. That freezes the fastest action. I've never used auto anything. So when it comes to that, I wouldn't have a clue.

Anyway these are excellent shots, if it works, don't change it

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Old Mar 20, 2004, 3:21 PM   #10
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so those flashes are fired within 1/64,000th of a second after your built in flash fires? dang! where did you pick those up?

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